Mill Valley News

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Mia Thomas, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Sitting among the crowd of coaches in the press box, football announcer Nick Pierce prepares to speak on a Friday night. Pierce, a seventh grade teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, has been announcing for the football team for the past four years. Pierce, who started announcing at games in 2015, believed that a...

Music has a way of bringing people together

Music has a way of bringing people together

Crystal Sivilayvong, JAG sports editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I reflect back on Blue Bomb during the last day of homecoming week or concerts I’ve been to, I’ve come to realize how impactful music is. Music can bring people together who don’t even know each other. People you’ve never talked to or acknowledge before somehow become your friend for a few...

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the senior girls won powderpuff for the second year in a row on Monday, Nov. 5. Originally scheduled during homecoming week, the game was postponed due to rain. At the start of the second half, the seniors were up 21-7. Hoping to come back, the juniors sco...

Cross country girls place first and boys named runner-ups at EKL tournament

Cross country girls place first and boys named runner-ups at EKL tournament

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Cross Country competed against 7 different schools in the EKL championship, with girls varsity earning first and boys varsity receiving second. Freshman and second place runner Katie Schwartzkopf felt happy with the team's performance and accomplishments. “We always do really amazing and I am j...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley Southwest 4-2

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley Southwest 4-2

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 7, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

  Boys soccer defeated Blue Valley Southwest with a 4-2 score on Thursday, Oct. 4. Fifteen minutes into the first period, Ian Carroll scored the first goal off of a pass by sophomore Quinten Blair. According to head coach Arlan Vomhof, the Jags played well as a team to create the spac...

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley marching band competed against several other local high school bands on Wednesday, Sep. 19 at Bonner Spring High School. The band earned a two ranking, one point away from a one ranking, and placed second overall at the competition. For the performance, the band performed “...

Softball takes two wins against St. James

Softball takes two wins against St. James

Taylir Charest, JAG Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The softball team defeated the St. James Thunder 13-0 and 23-0 in a double header on Tuesday, May 1. The team’s mindset going into the game was key in getting these wins, according to sophomore Jessica Garcia. “Starting out, we focused on playing good defense, hitting low and having fun,...

Girls physical education learns self-defense techniques

Girls physical education learns self-defense techniques

Taylir Charest, JAG Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The first ever self-defense class taught in girls physical education occurred on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13. Instructor Steven Kinser led the class using the Bushidokan system.  This is a system that combines Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and transforms it into a street-ready self defense, ac...

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